While Andrew Cuomo brags of New York's new Abortion Law setting "National Precedent"
allowing abortion at full term, the women in the audience shriek and hollar with joy.
New Yok's latest bill allows abortion at day of birth and without a doctor presence.


What kind of women act this way? And the insidious governor taking Papa Mario's legacy one step furthure.


"Congratulations, Congratulations"
you Evil, Malicious, Insidious and Loathsome bastard.
 

Andrew Cuomo signs bill updating New York’s abortion law called
"ghoulish, grisly, and gruesome."


New York Passes Abortion-Rights Bill on
Roe v. Wade Anniversary


Then just months later Cuomo banned declawing of cats saying, "By banning this archaic practice, we will ensure that animals are no longer subjected to these inhumane and unnecessary procedures." Hypocrisy Plus!


By Jimmy Vielkind



New York legislators passed a bill January 24 granting women the affirmative right to abortions under the state’s public-health law, a move that symbolically falls on the 46th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.


The push comes partly as a reaction to the confirmation last October of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Abortion opponents want Justice Kavanaugh at some point to provide the decisive vote striking down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established a constitutional right to early-term abortions.


Advocates are advancing legislation in Rhode Island and New Mexico to repeal antiabortion statutes that could take effect if Roe is overturned and said the New York vote would give them momentum.


“Courts can no longer be a reliable backstop to anti-reproductive health politicians. And because we don’t expect the attacks to stop, that is why we have to focus on states,” said Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.


The bill cleared the New York state Assembly and Senate, which Democrats dominate, in largely partisan votes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Catholic Democrat, signed it minutes later.


The Legislature also approved bills to require health insurers cover contraceptives and to prevent managers from discriminating against employees based on reproductive health choices.


“There’s nothing radical about this bill: The decision about whether to have an abortion is deeply personal,” said Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat who sponsored the Reproductive Health Act. “It should not have taken this long to get to this day.”


The Reproductive Health Act has existed in various forms in Albany for more than a decade. New York decriminalized abortion in 1970, three years before the Roe decision, as an exception to homicide if performed in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy or to save the life of the mother.


The new law takes the abortion language out of the penal code and creates a right to the procedure under the public-health law. Abortion will be allowed in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy or later, if doctors determine it necessary for the health of the mother.


Republicans, who had controlled the New York Senate all but two of the last 50 years, had blocked the bill from floor consideration. Democrats won a solid majority in last year’s elections, adding eight seats.


On the Senate floor, some Republicans said the bill would increase late-term abortions; others said it would make it harder to prosecute people who attack pregnant women. The GOP held a news conference with Liv Abreu, who was stabbed while 26 weeks pregnant and lost her baby. She unsuccessfully pushed an amendment to make assaulting a pregnant woman a felony.


“A baby inside its mother is not an inanimate object—it’s a life,” said Sen. Daphne Jordan, a Republican from Saratoga County. “Think of what you’re allowing to be tossed away with this vote.”


While antiabortion advocates conceded defeat before Tuesday’s vote, the debate continued locally and nationally. Thousands participated in the antiabortion March for Life on Friday in Washington, D.C., and in women’s marches, which drew abortion-rights advocates, nationwide on Saturday.


During the Tuesday debate, about two dozen people held signs outside the Senate chamber saying, “Late-term children feel pain.” Some knelt in prayer, holding rosaries. Nearby, abortion-rights advocates chanted, “Women must decide our fate, not the church, not the state.” More people were in the galleries of the Assembly and Senate.


The vast majority of abortions performed in New York occur within the first three months of pregnancy, according to National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller.


She and Ms. Krueger said existing New York laws were in place for pregnant crime victims.


Ms. Miller was in Albany Tuesday along with hundreds of abortion rights advocates, including Sarah Weddington, a lawyer in the original Roe case who said she was frightened the Supreme Court decision could be overturned.


“When I started working on what became Roe v. Wade, New York was one of the very few states that women could go to for good, legal services,” Ms. Weddington said. “Now to see New York pass a bill to be sure that right is protected is just a dream come true.”